Michael Cohen, a once loyal fixer of the president, is back in the news. Like in previous news, he isn’t in this for any good either. After pleading guilty last year to offences from tax evasion, bank fraud, and campaign finance violations in relation to money payments made to silence two women who reportedly have had affairs with Trump, and receiving a three-year sentence starting from May, the lawyer is brought up allegations against the president: rigging poll for Donald’s favour and lying to the congress regarding a Moscow Trump Tower.
During last week hearing in which he unloads his barrage attack on Trump and his array of crimes, Cohen told the Congress he “never asked for, nor would [he] accept” a pardon from the president. Did Stephen Ryan, Cohen’s lawyer at that time, broker a deal with the president without his knowledge?
Here is how the matter really went. Cohen directed his Stephen Ryan to look into the possibility of a pardon from Trump following the April 2018 F.B.I raid—contradicting his testimony. Lanny Davis, Cohen’s present lawyer, confirmed this in an interview with The New York Times revealing such talks came when Cohen “was still part of their club” and that “nothing came of it.”
Is Cohen trying to bungle the stories once more? In a recent tweet, the president mentioned how untrustworthy Cohen is:
Bad lawyer and fraudster Michael Cohen said under sworn testimony that he never asked for a Pardon. His lawyers totally contradicted him. He lied! Additionally, he directly asked me for a pardon. I said NO. He lied again! He also badly wanted to work at the White House. He lied!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 8, 2019
Another suggesting circumstances Cohen must be feeding Congress lies came a day after he completed the final day of his testimony before Congress. He told reporters: “I believe they’re happy and I have given them my assurance that any additional information that they need I will continue to cooperate.”
Committee’s chairman, Democrat Adam Schiff, said: “He was fully cooperative with the committee. I think the members found it an enormously productive session.”
Are his testimonies credible? While his accusations might not be unnecessarily false-if he’s got evidences to support it. However, it has raised eyebrows about his credibility. Trump’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani, was quoted by the Washington Post as saying:
“Cohen has traded on a pattern of lies and dishonesty over an extended period of time and he is going to pay a very, very serious price. Today’s claims are just more made-up lies born of Michael Cohen’s malice and desperation in an effort to reduce his sentence.”
Judge William Pauley said that Cohen’s conscience had gone to the point of nonexistence. Pauley said “Somewhere along the way, Mr. Cohen appeared to lose his moral compass. As a lawyer, Mr. Cohen should have known better.”
Trump, himself, isn’t a saint but it is high time Cohen dropped the charade- the “victim role”, stopped lying and faced his jail term. Cohen’s only playing a fool if he thinks he’s the victim. If he wasn’t paid for all the grievous things he claims he did out of loyalty for Trump, it is his cup of Frappuccino. We write based on what’s true. You can form your own view. Here, we enjoy the true freedom of writing. So as the Cohen-Trump’s issue continues, you can trust us for right sources.